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During the roommate search, most of us have used Craigslist to advertise our spare room.  However, one of the major downsides of using Craigslist is the e-mails we receive from scammers.

Although, the majority of us have been smart enough to look past these phony e-mails and avoid being scammed, there have been some inexperienced “live-in landlords” that have fallen victim to these e-mails.

Some of these victims commented in one of my popular posts, “Avoid Getting Scammed” asking for help.

Unfortunately, there’s nothing that I can do to help these victims, but what I can do is to prevent it from happening.  In order to do so, I’m going to need help from the community of “live-in landlords.”



I would like for any “live-in landlord” that has recently received an e-mail from a scammer to post a copy of the e-mail and more importantly the e-mail address so that the information becomes searchable through a Google search.

I can hope that by making the information available, a newbie “live-in landlord” will be smart enough to research suspicious e-mail via Google, thus tipping them off.

So will you help the community by posting e-mails from scammers?

Creative Commons License photo credit: Johnath


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